Observation 203875: Gautieria monticola Harkn.
When: 2015-05-02

Notes: Found beneath Western red cedar, Douglas fir and Hemlock. Spring fruiting.

Gleba: minutely hirsute and fuzzy, thin walled when young.

Color of interior changes from cream colored to pink, and finally deep brick red/burgundy-slight purple tones in chambers.

Interior context banana colored initially when cut, multi chambered. Related to(or evolved genetically from) Ramaria species.

Odor: slightly cheesy, sour milk.

Elevation: 1500ft.

Temp: low 70’s.

Herbarium specimen available.

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Looks like cut banana initially. Interior context deepens to red/burgundy when dried.
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Sliced to show initial cut interior-gleba thin-hirsute.
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As Gautieria look freshly dug from duff.
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Outer gleba soft, velvety, slightly hirsute. Exhibiting red, purple, yellow and cream colors.
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One day after harvesting: Gleba smooths and darkens to chocolate brown(not minutely hirsute). Interior ages to deep reddish brown(minute purple veins,chambers).
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One day after harvesting: Gleba smooths and darkens to chocolate brown(not minutely hirsute). Interior ages to deep reddish brown(minute purple veins,chambers).
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One day after harvesting: Gleba smooths and darkens to chocolate brown(not minutely hirsute). Interior ages to deep reddish brown(minute purple veins,chambers).
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Deep brick red color after drying; in spore mass interior(purple chamber veins visible).
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Deep brick red color after drying; in spore mass interior(purple chamber veins visible).
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Deep brick red color after drying; in spore mass interior(purple chamber veins visible).

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